Resources

Crane inspired activities created for schools and groups by artist Melanie Tomlinson. Download instructions and templates, using them as a springboard for your own project work around cranes, birds, habitat and conservation.  The resources are provided to nurture independent study and creative skills, build self-confidence and understanding of conservation and the environment.  The education programme is funded by
InspirED Somerset.  
Please credit this website if you link to it or use any of the resources or Melanie’s images for publication or online promotion. Thank you.

SOMERSET LEVELS FISH MOBILE

FISH_thumbThere are 5 fish templates provided, based on fish found on the SomersetLevels inc. Roach, Rudd, Minnow,
Stickleback and Silver Bream. Your mobile can contain as many fish as you wish…

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CRANE ILLUMINATED LETTERS

Illuminated-Letters_thumbThis activity will take 1 – 2 hours to complete.  Materials: 6 print outs of Crane illuminated letters inc. 3 with notes and 3 without: Graceful Crane, Bugling Crane, Other Crane…

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CREATE A ZOETROPE

ZOETROPE_thumbA Zoetrope, also called a ‘wheel of life’ is a cylinder with vertical slits in the side. Inside the cylinder is a strip of
paper depicting a sequential image…

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INSECT THAUMATROPE

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A Thaumatrope will take approximately 20 mins to make or longer if you make several!

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 PAPER CRANE ACTIVITY

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Use any recycled or used waste paper (but not
newspaper).  Each square to be accurately cut 20cm x 20cm.  Each participating school/group/individual may like to choose paper…

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EURASIAN CRANE MASK

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(European Cranes have been re-introduced to the
Somerset Levels).  There are two options for this mask and the instructions on how to make the masks are the same for both…

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BLACK CROWNED CRANE MASK

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This Crane is found in North Africa. There are two options for this mask and the instructions on how to make the masks are the same for both…

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SOMERSET LANDSCAPE MASKS

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SOMERSET FISH ILLUMINATED LETTERS

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ALL ABOUT CRANES – THREE WORD SEARCHES

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